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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the movement or sound of water;
- Example: "the swash of waves on the beach"


VERB (4)

1. make violent, noisy movements;

2. dash a liquid upon or against;
- Example: "The mother splashed the baby's face with water"
[syn: spatter, splatter, plash, splash, splosh, swash]

3. show off;
[syn: boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade]

4. act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner;
[syn: swagger, bluster, swash]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swash \Swash\, n. [Cf. Swash, v. i., Squash, v. t.] (Arch.) An oval figure, whose moldings are oblique to the axis of the work. --Moxon. [1913 Webster] Swash plate (Mach.), a revolving circular plate, set obliquely on its shaft, and acting as a cam to give a reciprocating motion to a rod in a direction parallel to the shaft. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swash \Swash\, a. [Cf. Swash, v. i., Squash, v. t.] Soft, like fruit too ripe; swashy. [Prov. Eng.] --Pegge. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swash \Swash\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swashed; p. pr. & vb. n. Swashing.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw. svasska to splash, and, for sense 3, Sw. svassa to bully, to rodomontade.] 1. To dash or flow noisily, as water; to splash; as, water swashing on a shallow place. [1913 Webster] 2. To fall violently or noisily. [Obs.] --Holinshed. [1913 Webster] 3. To bluster; to make a great noise; to vapor or brag. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swash \Swash\, n. 1. Impulse of water flowing with violence; a dashing or splashing of water. [1913 Webster] 2. A narrow sound or channel of water lying within a sand bank, or between a sand bank and the shore, or a bar over which the sea washes. [1913 Webster] 3. Liquid filth; wash; hog mash. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 4. A blustering noise; a swaggering behavior. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 5. A swaggering fellow; a swasher. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

swash n 1: the movement or sound of water; "the swash of waves on the beach" v 1: make violent, noisy movements 2: dash a liquid upon or against; "The mother splashed the baby's face with water" [syn: spatter, splatter, plash, splash, splosh, swash] 3: show off [syn: boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade] 4: act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner [syn: swagger, bluster, swash]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "swash": aqueduct, arroyo, asperge, babble, bed, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, bounce, brave show, bubble, burble, canal, creek bed, culvert, dabble, damp, dampen, dash, dew, donga, douche, douse, dry bed, flume, foam, froth, guggle, gulch, gully, gullyhole, gurgle, headrace, hose, hose down, humect, humectate, humidify, irrigate, irrigation ditch, lap, lapping, miles gloriosus, moisten, nullah, paddle, peacock, peacockery, peacockishness, plash, prance, purl, race, ripple, river bed, riverway, runnel, shower, slobber, slop, slosh, sluice, sparge, spatter, spillbox, spillway, spindrift, splash, splatter, splosh, splurge, sponge, spray, sprinkle, spume, spurtle, stalk, stream bed, streamway, strut, strutter, strutting, swagger, swaggerer, swaggering, swank, swanker, swash channel, swashbuckle, swashbuckler, swashbucklering, swashbucklery, swashbuckling, swasher, swish, syringe, tailrace, trill, wadi, wash, washing, water, water carrier, water channel, water furrow, water gap, water gate, watercourse, waterway, waterworks, wet, wet down